Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Finished another Any Thing Goes Block

Just a quick post about this little block that I have been working on.It was a fun theme as you can see and I hope that Cathy  will like it.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What to eat ? Crunchy Belgian Waffle`s

I made only half of the dough from the recipe ,which gave me 16 pieces.

My sons came over to watch the US  Women Soccer Team play in Germany, all Soccer Fans here! So I made some Belgian Waffle's and watched the game,not to happy with the loss but it was a good game. Japan was so deserving of the win.

Who`s shoes are you wearing?

My poor dad had to wear my youngest sons shoes to work in the yard this morning,I don`t know how many sizes to big,but  he just said nothing hurts they are comfortable maybe I will get some to take home.We also bought him a baseball cap but he did not like the Adidas sign on it, is it a knock off he asked?

What we have been up to

One of my new garage doors. They will be painted red.

Wrought Iron window close up.

This is my  Bobi mailbox from Finland,took almost six month to get here and I`m still waiting on the custom Thumb latch to come. Never order anything from Mailboxixchange ,I have a horror story to tell about them! But I do love my red  Bobi.

Tree trimming on a larger scale

Before and after.

My parents are going back home in two weeks and so we worked a little more this morning.We are now all tired and my kids will be here soon . We should have waaited for them to help us but as always we do it to make sure it gets done.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fairy Block for Laurie

One of my favorite themes  the Fairy`s. This is my block completed for Laurie in MI. I wanted the block to look like someone just moved the bushes apart and there is the little fairy sitting with her animal friends. On the left side I used silk ribbon for the leaves and glass  beads for the flowers on the right side I used glass leaves and silk ribbon for the flowers, a few bird and butterfly charms with a rabbit button finished this for me.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dampfnudeln Sunday dinner

My dad has not had these Dampfnudeln in 20 years. So today I made my first potful of yeast dough steamed rolls to go with our Pork roast and onion gravy. It was so good and reminded me of the time my grandma use to make them. I will make them more often now,even sweet as a dessert with fresh fruit .

Saturday, July 9, 2011

My new sweater

My wonderful MOM is modeling for me.

This is the back of the sweater

Close up of the front

I had started a new pair of socks when my mom said this yarn would make a nice sweater. Googled and found the yarn online,got some more and here is the finished product. My mom is modeling it but just keep in mind I`m with more meat on my bones!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Running behind,quick update

This was a great block to work on, I just handdyed the lace and as Cathy said she is  a fan of hearts and flowers.That`s what she got! Some 3-D flowers ,a little stitching beads and velvet leafs on top of couched down organza ribbon.

I have been very busy with my parents here visiting and all the fun stuff was put aside.Here is the update on the Tone on Tone block for Cathy. It is done and on it`s way to Finland.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fresh from my garden

We had to water early this morning, the water was to hot last night. My harvest for today is enough for  our dinner salad. Cucumbers,banana peppers and a medley of radishes.


My dad loves Butterzopf, it`s a plain yeast-butter dough that is braided and has an egg wash with sugar on top.So I baked one late last night and it was ready for breakfast this morning . With butter and marmalade just the perfect way to start a day.